The first single previewed off the group’s forthcoming third studio record, due for release in 2021, ‘Broken System’ is a searing anthem that takes aim at those who are unwilling to acknowledge their own complicity or work to dismantle systems and legacies of white supremacy, colonialism, capitalism, environmental degradation and more that have led the world to where it is now. Over a driving bass line, blistering guitars and vocals that oscillate from smearing and indignant to cavernous and portentous, ‘Broken System’ is a sub-three minute distillation of These New South Whales’ career to date, marrying the uncompromising punk ethics of their earliest material with the infectious accessibility of their recent output.
‘Broken System’ is the group’s first piece of new material since the release of their second LP, 2019’s I Just Do What God Tells Me To Do, which won the Sydney punks international praise from theneedledrop, triple j, The Line of Best Fit, Kerrang!, Mojo Magazine and more, while also showcasing the band’s rapidly maturing songwriting and a more sunnied, poppier exterior to their punk hearts.
Launching alongside the release of ‘Broken System’ is news of their upcoming comedy series which will broadcast live to air on YouTube. Following the cult success of their Comedy Central mockumentary, These New South Whales are back with an entirely new comedy series – TNSW Tonight! Think Eric Andre meets Tim Heidecker’s On Cinema. Playing parodied versions of themselves, the band members somehow land their own talk show, complete with house band (These New South Whales) and frontman Jamie Timony as host. Channeling their years of showbiz experience and industry acumen, the band will attempt to chew the fat and match their minds with some of our time’s most influential celebrities and rockstars, but in true TNSW fashion, are likely to completely blow it.
Of their latest series, Timony shares: “We can’t wait to thrust ourselves into this iconic television format. I’ve always admired Rove McManus and now I get to be him. I hope your wig has a chin strap, because your haircut’s coming off!” TNSW Tonight! will air live to Youtube weekly on Tuesdays at 9pm, the first episode debuts on October 27.
Following two full-length studio albums, two seasons of their mockumentary series and the success of their hilarious but earnest, fly-on-the-wall interview podcast What A Great Punk, TNSW Tonight! will add yet another branch to the multidisciplinary These New South Whales creative universe, the likes of which Australian music has never seen before.
Weekly on Tuesdays from Oct 27
9pm live to YouTube
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